Town threatens to sue resident over critical website
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Sibley man's website criticizes city officials for failing to stop "rancid dog food" smell coming from processing plant.
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Josh Harms, creator of the website ShouldYouMoveToSibley.com, and the ACLU have filed a lawsuit against the town of Sibley after the city ordered him to remove the site that was critical of the city. Michael Zamora/The Register
Josh Harms is fighting to keep alive a web site critical of Sibley's efforts to fight odor from a local ag processing business.(Photo: Contributed)
The city of Sibley is threatening to sue one of its residents over a website that criticizes officials for failing to take action against a processing plant that smells like "rancid dog food."
The small town in northwest Iowa sent Josh Harms a letter in December asking him to take down the site — titled “Should You Move to Sibley, Iowa? — within 10 days or face a lawsuit.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa filed a lawsuit Thursday on behalf of Harms, seeking to block city officials from making legal threats or "taking other action to force him to remove or alter the content of a website he created."Read More...